Flamenco

Flamenco in Spanish Restaurants La Andaluza

If we want to transfer our clients to the Andalusian culture, we must create an ambient with this typical music from Andalusia. This way we will transmit to our client our way of life, the culture of Tapas, with all the senses: Andalusian taste, Andalusian colour, Andalusian sounds…
Flamenco in Spanish restaurants La Andaluza

flamencoFlamenco gets bigger everyday, and it is common that people from other countries come to Spain to learn how to dance or sing.

Our aspiration is to reproduce the real ambient of a traditional wine cellar to make people from Andalusia get into our restaurant and feel it like home, no matter if they are in other cities from Spain or anywhere around the world. And at the same time, we want foreigners to feel like if they were in Andalusia.

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The culinary art is related to the musical art because both come from the fusion of different cultures: Muslims, Hebrews, Christians, who have lived together for centuries. Arts that come from the harmonic fusion of knowledge, sounds and tastes.

Flamenco history
For those who don’t know anything about flamenco, we are pleased to introduce you briefly to this main piece of the Andalusian culture.

Its origin is not clear, but we can assure that it has oriental backgrounds: Hindus, Greeks, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs, Hebrews… Flamenco is a real culture full of mixtures.

The expulsion of the Jews and the conquer of the last Arabian redoubt occurs at the same time than the first gipsy tribes come to Spain, making clandestine communities. Gipsies assimilate and recreate those different elements through their expressive manners and their extraordinary interpretative capacity.
Flamenco in Spanish restaurants La Andaluza
Their charming songs and dances versions are related to delinquency, and therefore they keep hided in a reduced social ambient where flamenco develops. Modern flamenco as we know it is only two centuries old.

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At the end of eighteen century, after Charles III promulgated the end of hostilities towards the gipsies, flamenco gets into the first stage of diffusion. Flamenco amends then to attract not gipsy people.

Its public diffusion is helped when the Romanticism appears (beginning of nineteen century): passion, mysterious and popular culture revaluation.

It goes to the Cafes in 1842, and the explosion of flamenco is really big, spreading to all areas of the society, including the aristocracy. The first professional flamenco singers and dancers appear.

Next stage of flamenco was the theatre. New spectacles are born and in 1925, the Flamenco Opera is created. Flamenco is then internationalized.

At the end of the 50’s it is revaluated. A new attitude arises and also a new way of thinking about flamenco art. The Flamenco Professorship is founded in Jerez de la Frontera as an academic body to promote the study, investigation and diffusion of flamenco.
Famous flamenco stars are Camaron de la Isla, who brought a new sound to the music, and Paco de Lucia, who contributes with new guitar techniques.

A modern way of flamenco arises. It starts with a flamenco-rock movement from the musical group called Triana, and continues with other artists like Lole and Manuel, Ketama and the musical sessions with Paco de Lucia and famous guitar players of jazz, rock and salsa.